Color is in for Spring, but the real color that is most important is the slew of African American and Asian models that are garnering so much attention in the fashion world right now. From Joan Smalls as the face of Estée Lauder to Vogue Italia‘s recent fashion spread, diversity is slowly becoming reality and it really is about time. i-D Magazine is following suit by including top models Liu Wen, Jeneil Williams, Rose Cordero, Ajak Deng and Chanel Iman on the covers for its Pre-Spring 2011 issue.
The models are featured in eye-popping brights from their makeup to their clothes, calling forth the arrival of Spring. Liu Wen wears a Jil Sander jacket, Jeneil Williams rocks a bright yellow dress from Osman and Rose Cordero shines in a pink shirt from DKNY. The cover was shot by Josh Olins and also features Kirsi Pyrhonen and Milou Van Groesen.
Ajak Deng’s cover is much more naughty showing her in cat ears, a pink sheer top from John Galliano and a leather studded bra from Rokit, with a bold red lip. Her cover was shot by Emma Summerton and styled by Edward Enninful, who also worked on the Vogue Italia “Black Allure” spread. The trio work well together and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the rest of the year.
Chanel Iman’s cover shows just how much of a fashion heavyweight she is: she is pictured with Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam and Erin Wasson, all in the nude. Reasons to make sure your gym membership is up-to-date.
Hoping to see these models on the runways for Fashion Weeks all around the world for the upcoming Fall 2011 collections.
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